Why we have two separate laws for the rich and poor – Kano Hisbah

Kano Hisbah

The Kano Hisbah Board also known as the Islamic Police has given an explanation as to why they have two different laws for the rich and poor.

A director of the Islamic police, Aliyu Kibiya gave the explanation when he featured on a Freedom Radio programme. 

He said, “Although we call on everybody in the society to do the right thing, we make the call on a case by case basis.

“It is against the tenets of Islam to mount the podium and call out leaders. There are ways to caution a leader without criticising him in public.”

Hisbah has come under scathing criticism as the celebrated wedding between Yusuf Buhari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s son and Zahra the daughter of the Emir of Bichi saw a gross violation of Islamic laws as most of the guests including the bride exposed some parts of their bodies.

A video of the wedding party shows Nigerian singer, Mayorkun singing and some of the party attendees spotting Afro, Mohawk, or any of the hairstyles Kano State Hisbah has labelled as “unIslamic” and an insult to Islam.

Also, secular songs Hisbah has vehemently frowned upon were played at the party, with young northern men and women dancing to them.

All these have attracted punishments from Kano Hisbah, in cases where poor Nigerians were involved.

Recently, the Kano State Hisbah Board banned the use of mannequins to display clothes by tailors, supermarkets, and boutique owners in the state.

Hisbah Commander-in-Chief, Ustaz Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn Sina, had said the use of mannequins by tailors, boutique owners, and others contravenes the provision of Islamic injunctions.

He added that the agency would educate offenders on how Islam frowns on the use of mannequins and send its officials to apprehend and prosecute them.

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